Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers Serving Sandpoint, Idaho and the greater Idaho area
Each year 1.4 million Americans suffer brain injuries according to the Centers for Disease Control. The Center for Disease Control estimates that approximately 5.3 million people in the United States have long-term care needs due to a traumatic brain injury.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when there is a sudden impact of the head with an external force, such as the windshield of a car. A brain injury has the potential to a life-altering event, resulting in short-term and/or long-term impairment or, in severe situations, even wrongful death.
These injuries have varying levels of severity and affect each victim uniquely. A traumatic brain injury victim may have to accommodate many areas of their life and may be unable to continue living the same lifestyle they did prior to the brain injury. Traumatic brain injuries have the possibility of affecting the victim’s personality, physical capacities, and mental state.
Brain injuries are broadly classified into three categories: mild, moderate, or severe. Victims of “mild” brain injuries usually suffer a period of lost consciousness, confusion, or disorientation shorter than 30 minutes after the experience. Fortunately, most brain traumas are concussions or other forms of these mild injuries that do not necessarily have long term repercussions. “Moderate” brain injury victims experience longer periods of unconsciousness or memory loss. “Severe” brain injuries have results ranging from impaired cognitive functions to comatose states; there is a lot of variability in these situations, with every case being unique to the victim. If you or a family member has suffered a traumatic brain injury, contact the experienced traumatic brain injury lawyers at The Sargent Firm. From our Sandpoint, Idaho-area office, we litigate claims throughout the state and can help you get compensation for medical bills, lost wages, rehabilitation costs, and pain and suffering.
Consequences of Traumatic Brain Injury
The effects of a traumatic brain injury can be extensive and severely debilitating. Traumatic brain injuries can cause both lasting physical disability and severe cognitive and behavioral changes that produce profound disruptions in the quality of the victim’s life. The implications of a traumatic brain injury include, but are not limited to:
- Cognitive changes.
- Psychological/Behavioral issues.
- Physical ailments.
At The Sargent Firm, we fight to ensure that clients get the compensation that they are legally entitled to and need to have the best recovery possible. Victims should not have to bear the financial burden of accidents that were not their fault. The Sargent Firm of Sandpoint, Idaho will hold the liable party accountable for its actions, and we will help you get the monetary compensation you deserve and are entitled.
Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries
The cause of a traumatic brain injury is defined as a blow to the head or a penetrating injury that causes a disturbance to the normal functioning processes of the brain. The leading traumatic brain injury cause among adolescents and adults is motor vehicle accidents. According to official statistics, males between the ages of 15 and 24 are the most likely to have brain injuries due to the relatively high-risk lifestyles that some of them tend to adopt. Children aged four and younger and the elderly are most vulnerable to brain injuries as a result of slip and fall accidents. There are numerous other causes of traumatic brain injuries, with other common causes of brain injuries being construction site accidents, physical assault, shaken-baby syndrome, athletic accidents, and other accidents at home, work, or outdoors.
If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury due to the reckless, negligent, or illegal actions of another party, you are most likely able to file a lawsuit to seek compensation for your losses. Whether your brain injury was sustained in a motor vehicle accident, construction site accident, or as a result of a defective product or unsafe premises, you can bring a lawsuit against the liable party. Here at The Sargent Firm, we can assist you in recovering compensation for medical and rehabilitation costs, loss of future income, diminished earning capacity, property damage, and pain and emotional suffering. Our legal team of experienced, knowledgeable attorneys and supporting staff are ready and willing to help you get justice. Contact our office today to setup a complimentary review of your case.
Contact Our Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers
At The Sargent Firm in Sandpoint, Idaho, our traumatic brain injury lawyers, convenient to most of the greater Idaho area, have years of collective legal experience in assisting clients in getting appropriate compensation that covers all or most of their losses. Our brain injury attorneys fully know the medical and legal ramifications of brain injuries and understand the additional emotional stress that a personal injury claim lawsuit can add to your situation. As with all of our clients, we at The Sargent Firm are prepared to handle your claim professionally and persistently so that you can concentrate on your recovery. Let us deal with the insurance company and liable parties so you don’t have to; we will not let them cheat you. Contact Ryan Sargent’s law firm today to schedule a complimentary case consultation and analysis. At the Sargent Firm, we are here to help.